An awareness program organised at Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Center (BMHRC) on Friday on the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day.

Addressing the gathering, Dr. Manisha Srivastava, Director-in-charge, BMHRC, said that next year, Bachelor in Physiotherapy (BPT) course will be started in BMHRC and Master in Physiotherapy (MPT) course will be started in a few years. Also, an exercise therapy unit will be started in the physiotherapy department, for the patients suffering from respiratory disease; a pulmonary rehabilitation centre will be opened in outreach centre situated at Ginnauri.

At present, physiotherapy courses are being run only in a few government medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh. BMHRC will be the first government hospital in Bhopal, where these courses will be started. 

“Department of Physiotherapy, BMHRC is an state of art department. The staff here is very experienced and fully trained. For better and maximum use of these resources, we’ve decided to start a Physiotherapy College here. Initially we are applying for 40 seats of BPT and gradually the number of seats will be increased. Physiotherapy department will be expanded. New machines will be procured and exercise therapy unit will be started for the convenience of the patients.” she said.Dr Sandeep Sorte, HOD, Physiotherapy Department, BMHRC, said that such programs help in increasing awareness among people about physiotherapy and these should be organized outside the hospital also, so that more and more people become aware of the importance of physiotherapy.

About 70 percent of employees are suffering from neck and back pain: While giving a presentation, Dr Aslam Jamali, Supervisor, Physiotherapy Department, BMHRC said that. In a worldwide survey it has been revealed that 70 percent of employees working on computers in various offices suffer from neck and back pain.

The main reason for this is that they work sitting in the same position and the furniture and equipment are not well designed. He told that gradually this problem increases, so the employees should not sit in the same posture and ergonomically designed furniture and equipment should be used. Strengthen the core muscles: Dr Nehal Shah, Physiotherapist, BMHRC gave insights about the core muscles of the body. <

She told that the muscles located around the abdomen, back and pelvis area are called core muscles. If these muscles remain strong, then our spine will get support from it. There will be no problem in physical activities and our body will also be free from common injuries. For this, core exercise should be done daily.

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